The Elm Grove police department says residents should lock doors to help prevent burglaries, even while homes are occupied.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Lisa Sink
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A home invasion Saturday night in Elm Grove has police cautioning residents to keep their doors locked even while they are home. Someone entered an unlocked door to a home in the 700 block of Brinsmere Drive sometime between 8:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, stealing a wallet, money and black carrying bag, police said. The invasion occurred shortly after Elm Grove's villagewide trick-or-treating, which was held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. "This is a reminder to be vigilant to your surroundings and that it is important to LOCK YOUR DOORS at all times, including when you are home," Elm Grove police said in a website alert. "Home invasions can be dangerous to all."
Woman accused of robbing area businesses faces more charges after insisting someone broke into her Town of Brookfield home and trashed it.
Police investigating a Town of Brookfield woman's complaint that someone had invaded and trashed her home ended up arresting the woman on a drug charge after finding crack cocaine, prosecutors allege. Three weeks later the woman was arrested again, accused of being involved in two armed robberies in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. Jaime E. Bowles, 34, was charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of possession of cocaine. If convicted, she could face up to one year in county jail and $5,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Jan. 25, Town of Brookfield police were called to Bowles’ home in the 100 block of Avie Court after she said someone broke into her home, trashed it and was still inside. When …